As stay-at-home orders are lifted and idled workplaces reopen, everyone has a role to play in protecting themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19.
As experts on building ventilation and operation, playboy bonus is working in partnership with clients to help as they prepare their facilities and design operations adapted to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
In providing guidance for playboy bonus and its clients, Chief Mechanical Engineer Matt Ford condensed this list of basic recommendations for facilities operations from publications by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
"These are sound things that you can do at low to no cost that will safeguard your employees,” Ford said.
Based on recommendations from ASHRAE, the following steps should be considered in the planning stage for facility re-entry.
"These HVAC recommendations help in reducing the airborne transmission of the virus,” Ford said. “They are steps through practical ways that owners can adjust or maintain their systems with re-entry into their facilities with workers. It gives them a safeguard and a comfort level for their employees by saying, 'Here are the steps that we have taken, and we're doing everything we can to protect the health of our employees.'"
One last tip, this one from the plumbing world: It is recommended to pour at least one gallon of water down each drain to maintain traps. Dry traps were found to have contributed to the 2003 SARS outbreak.
As is the case with all hazards, risk can be reduced but not eliminated. These recommendations will evolve as the state of knowledge about the virus and its spread advances.
For information regarding industrial/manufacturing facility design, including HVAC, plumbing and utility systems, contact Matt Ford at email@example.com.
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